In the aftermath of the Supreme Court overturning Roe versus Wade, the timely documentary Battleground is a deep dive into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who lead anti-abortion organizations.
Directed by Cynthia Lowen, Battleground premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters on October 7th, 2022.
This June, the Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade, ending 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. Battleground follows three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
Who are anti-abortion people? What are they driven by, what do they believe, how do they operate and what are their goals? Battleground gets inside the anti-abortion movement as never seen before to answer these questions, with many surprises: they are women, young people, even Democrats. With close access, the film shows how the anti-choice movement is strategizing and organizing, and their determination to overturn Roe at any cost. As their power and influence propels the Supreme Court sharply right, and states race to enact unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access.
Watch the official trailer for Battleground.